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The murder trial of Atlanta lawyer Claud ‘Tex’ McIver continues on Tuesday. McIver is accused of murdering his wife Diane McIver on Sept. 25, 2016. He claims it was an accident. Watch live on the Law&Crime Network in the player above.
McIver has said that he was holding a gun while seated in the backseat of a car for protection as he rode with his wife and their friend Dani Jo Carter through what he felt was a dangerous neighborhood, with Carter driving. At some point, he claims, he fell asleep, and then awoke with a start and accidentally fired the weapon, shooting Diane through her seat in the process. Diane was taken to a local hospital. Tex’s defense claims that before she died, Diane said the shooting “was an accident.”
The prosecution’s theory of the case has been that McIver intentionally killed his wife for her money. The two had kept their finances separate. Kenneth Rickert, the general counsel of Diane’s company testified that Diane even loaned $750,000 to Tex in 2005. Witnesses also discussed Diane’s will and discussions about changing it. Rickert said that at one point, Tex wanted Diane to change their wills regarding the ownership of their ranch for tax purposes, but Rickert advised Diane not to because it didn’t do anything for her.
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